There’s nothing like taking a holiday… but what isn’t so great is the run up before you go away. As much as I love working at Sassy, in the two weeks before Chinese New Year, I have to admit that it was a tad frantic. Preparing for the week that I would be away left me looking slightly frazzled by the Wednesday before I left, so I was delighted when I was given the chance to unwind at the multi-award winning Bodywize Spa in Causeway Bay…
Hidden down the unassuming Hoi Ping Road, you definitely wouldn’t expect a soothing spa in the midst of CWB. However, once you head up in the lift and step into the spa reception, you instantly feel like you’ve stepped into an alternate (relaxing) reality! That heavenly spa scent is un-mistakable, and the modern décor reflects the calm and simplicity that you’re supposed to feel here.
I was shown to a little waiting room where I sipped on lemongrass tea and fill out a confidential consultation form, which asked a number of questions about my health, lifestyle and general well being. I was impressed that they took all of these points into consideration before the spa appointment, and I was curious to see if I would get what I wanted out of the treatment (which was one of the questions asked).
When they were ready I was led to treatment room, which was surprisingly spacious compared to many Hong Kong treatment rooms. Not only were there two massage beds (perfect for a couple’s treatment), but there was also a shower, toilet and giant Jacuzzi tub! All the furnishings and decor were of a very high standard, and I felt like I was in a five-star hotel spa in Thailand…
I lay face down on the massage bed and stared below at a beautiful bowl of fragrant flowers. My therapist came in and, to the sound of gentle music, started to carefully massage my neck, back and arms. The pressure of the massage was absolutely perfect for me and I really felt like any built up tension was being pushed out, eradicating any back and neck pain that I’d had from sitting in a office chair.
After my massage it was time for main event – the Urban Glow Facial Treatment. This treatment is carefully designed for urbanites who have to deal with the daily dose of pollution and UV rays, something we all seem to be suffering from at the moment with the smog! The treatment includes cleansing, steaming, deep pore cleansing, décolleté, neck, face and scalp massage to restore skin to a healthy glow and balance. All products used are organic, and I found the whole process so relaxing I nearly fell asleep! The most interesting part of the facial was the Oxygen Therapy, which blew pure oxygen straight onto my face – ahhhhh.
Overall, the whole treatment was wonderfully relaxing and I left feeling completely zen. The therapist was absolutely lovely – so softly spoken and clearly very skilled. I genuinely felt like my skin was refreshed and nourished, cleared of nasty toxins and rejuvenated – thanks to that blast of oxygen! My skin was glowing and radiant for a good few days after, so much so that I felt I didn’t need to wear any makeup. I would highly recommend this relaxing experience and the facial is a must if you are in need of a desperate skin revival!
The Urban Glow Facial Treatment (60 mins) costs $1,680, but make sure you check out our amazing Sassy Sale starting this Thursday 5 March – it will only cost $499! Talk about a bargain… how could you not?!
Bodywize, 1/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2838 5686, www.bodywize.com.hk